Survey Reveals: “Pumpkin Spice” Is Anything But Basic

Before the first Autumn leaf falls to the ground, consumers are lined up at their nearest Starbucks, waiting to get their hands on the much anticipated PSL (aka, Pumpkin Spice Latte for those less familiar). This Fall fan favorite is often referred to, by society, as a drink for the most “basic” of people, but the latest data from Plenty of Fish reveals something very different. Pumpkin spice is anything but basic, in fact, it’s considered “trendy.”

Feed Your Eyes On The Perfect First Date Food

If there is one thing people love more than sex, it’s food.

Or is that just me?

Our relationship with food may be one of the strongest relationships to date, seeing as it’s part of our everyday routine. I would personally, love fried chicken to be my first hello and last goodbye.

Since food takes the front seat in our dating life, from first date dinners to morning after brunches, I’ve devoted this post to food, by putting together the top 3 perfect first date plates, that will hopefully lead you right into the second.

VIDEO – The Evolution of Conversation: Flirting With Emojis

Emojis are so hot right now, that singles around the world are using them as a means to flirt, replacing words and proper sentences altogether.

VIDEO – The Evolution of Conversation: The Victorian Icebreaker

“Sup” a word short for “wassup” which itself, is short for “what is up?”

We’ve all used it shamelessly, more than a dozen times on dating apps, to replace full sentences. Oftentimes ‘sup’ is used to show interest in someone or simply to break the ice in the laziest way possible.

But who was the first to use this poor excuse for a word?

Plenty of Fish dug deep into their archives and are thrilled to present this ‘Heritage Minute’ for the word “sup”.

According to Data: Small Talk is a BIG Thing

“The weather is great today….Do you like…the weather?”

Small talk has had a bad rep for as long as I can remember. It’s often considered irrelevant, surface level conversation, used to pass the time and/or fill the air of an awkward silence. Examples of small talk include; ‘how’s it going?’, ‘where do you work?’ ‘nice day isn’t it?’ – questions that are often met with a one word answer.

The beauty of engaging in small talk, which we often miss, is the possibility of it leading to a meaningful conversation or new connection, you would have otherwise missed.

Does Drinking Help or Hinder First Date Conversation?

Ah the first date….

You arrive before him, staking your claim on a decent corner table, so you don’t have to awkwardly wait in line with your date; throwing away all your best conversation starters within the first 2 minutes of meeting him.

Data Reveals: Top Words To Use in Your Messages that Lead to Conversations

How many times have you caught yourself staring blankly at a cute dating profile, not having the slightest clue how to craft a first message to catch their attention?

I for one, just put up my hand – Guilty as charged.

Luckily for me and you; Plenty of Fish recently analyzed hundreds of thousands of conversations to pull a list of the top words singles use in their first messages that actually lead to a conversation.

Hook Ups, Crashers and Boozers – What Really Goes Down At Weddings

Wedding season is in full swing and you have 5 + pending invites to your family member’s, friend’s and co-worker’s weddings, but you’re not entirely sure you want to sit through another huge reminder that you are still single.

Always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Am I right or am I right! Hold back those tears for another day, because Plenty of Fish has great news for all you single wedding attendees!

Tech’s Got Talent – The Most Epic Lip Sync Battle

Hosted by Plenty of Fish and ACL – Tech’s Got Talent, the epic lip sync battle between Vancouver’s largest tech companies, went down last night in Vancouver and everyone served some serious talent!

The goal of this legendary battle is not only to earn industry bragging rights, but most importantly, to raise dollars for local Vancouver charities that directly impact our community.

The evening began with the gathering of 14 competing teams, filled with nerves and excitement, ready to take the big stage at The Imperial. The always hilarious host, Scott Patey, warmed up the crowd and introduced the guest celebrity judges, Kendall Gender – Winner of Vancouver’s Next Drag Superstar 2017, Jay DeMerit – Former Whitecaps FC Captain and Kaitlyn Bristowe – Former Bachelorette.

The stage was set, performers were on deck, and there was an encouraging buzz from the audience. The first 7 teams set the bar high with their quick costume changes, set design and serious dance moves. Among them were – BroadbandTV, Plenty of Fish, A Thinking Ape, Clio, Long View Systems, Stellar Recruitment and Samsung.

Act 2 proved to be just as strong as Act 1 with 7 more performances from Mobify, ACL, Cymax, Allocadia, Hootsuite, Hyperwallet, and Trulioo. Performance styles ranged from a beautiful tribute to legendary music icons, to the 24K magic of Bruno Mars.

The evening was a huge success and all 14 companies raised a grand total of $33,000 for Vancouver charities.

Congratulations to the winners!

1st Place Champions – ACL raising for Aunt Leah’s Place charity 

2nd Place Champions – A Thinking Ape raising for Strive Living Society  

3rd Place Champions – Stellar Recruitment raising for Wigs for Kids 

Plenty of Fish Helps Penguin Find Mate For Life

Spruce, the bachelor Humboldt penguin, whose favorite activities are swimming and diving, is looking for a life mate who shares the joy of long walks on the beach and a surf and turf dinner for two!

With the help of Weymouth Sea Life Aquarium and Plenty of Fish, Spruce has decided to put himself out there, the best way he knows how – by creating his very own online dating profile. With the user name SprucePenguin and tagline ‘Single Penguin Looking for Chicks’, this family man is hoping to reel in the perfect catch.